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A 25-year-old male asked:

How does one know if they have a compression fracture. when i get up my lower back hurts. thinning of spine bone? used too do heavy weightlifting inju

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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 14 years experience
Not at age 25: Compression fractures occur most commonly in post menopausal women with osteoporosis. Weight lifting increases bone strength it does not reduce it. In the absence of some rare disease or genetic problem that may weaken bones a compression fracture is highly unlikely.
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Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
History: Compression fx usually follow a traumatic incident . Spontaneous fx rare in your age group. Xrays could help figure it out.
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Last updated Oct 5, 2015

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